Smuttlabs Barrel Aged Tripel (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: American Tripel Aged on Chardonnay Barrel Oak Chips 9.5% ABV 25 IBU’s Malts: North American 2-Row, Aromatic, Wheat, Carahell Hops: Sterling Yeast: Trappist Ale Bottled On: 8/18/14 Brewery’s Note: “Following the debut of our Belgian-style Tripel, comes a Heritage Avenue-brewed Smuttlabs tripel, aged on chardonnay oak. You’ll notice a few differences between this and the Big Beer Series version. Vanilla and pear highlight the … Continue reading Smuttlabs Barrel Aged Tripel (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

New England Brewery Series – Deciduous Brewing Company/WHYM and Granite State Growler Tour’s 2nd Annual Craft Beer Week Hangover Cure Tour

Admittedly, I didn’t attend as much of Portsmouth Beer Week as I would have liked to this year, but between the (long overdue…) opening of Smuttynose’s Hayseed restaurant, and the Hangover Cure Tour, I think I got my fair share of the action. This post will focus on the Tour, but maybe I’ll blog about Hayseed too… maybe. This is the second year of the Hangover Cure Tour … Continue reading New England Brewery Series – Deciduous Brewing Company/WHYM and Granite State Growler Tour’s 2nd Annual Craft Beer Week Hangover Cure Tour

Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weiss (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Smoked Peach American Weisse 6.9% ABV From: Portsmouth, NH Bottled: 12/18/14 Brewery’s Note: “Berliner-style wheat ale with peaches and smoked malt” The beer pours a pale, chalky yellow, with perhaps just a hint of red to its color. It forms little to no head, and is nearly opaque in body with a cloudy murk. Honestly, it’s not the prettiest. On the nose, the beer … Continue reading Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weiss (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter (Prodigal Brewery)

Style: Baltic Porter 6.8% ABV 40 IBU’s Hops: Perle, Spalt, Tettnang, Saaz OG: 1.074 SG From: Effingham, NH Brewery’s Note: “Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter is a full flavored dark lager which owes itsheritage to the influence of the dark ales of England and cool fermented in thetradition of Eastern Europe. Generously hopped for balance, this beer hides its strength well, so watch out when imbibing near that … Continue reading Reverend Potter’s Baltic Porter (Prodigal Brewery)

New England Brewery Series: Garrison City Beerworks (Dover, NH)

The city/town of Dover has really been on the up-and-up lately. I’ll admit that growing up we used to call it “dirty Dover,” but the downtown has gained some lovely little shops, and the food and beer scene is definitely promising. Garrison City Beerworks is one of the newest additions to the downtown Dover scene. It was opened two weeks ago, right beside Yeastern Homebrew … Continue reading New England Brewery Series: Garrison City Beerworks (Dover, NH)

2014 Big Beer Series: Zinneke (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: Belgian Stout 8.7% ABV 50 IBU’s Malt: North American 2-Row, Carawheat, Munich 10L, C-120, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Brown Hops: Magnum, Glacier Yeast: Trappist Ale yeast Other: Dark #2 Belgian Candi Syrup FG: 19° Plato From: Hampton, NH Brewery’s Note: “Named in honor of the doggy denizens of Brussels, this hybrid beer is a mix of what we love best in a big, roasty stout, … Continue reading 2014 Big Beer Series: Zinneke (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Finkelstein (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Style: India Pale Lager 6.0% ABV From: Hampton, NH Bottled On: 11/11/14 Brewery’s Note: NA The beer pours a pale golden color, much like an American Premium Lager… A big, sudsy head of eggshell-white bubbles forms above the glass and then slowly sinks into a half-finger’s width of frothy suds. The beer leaves a lacing of thin, soapy bubbles that quickly slide away when they … Continue reading Smuttlabs Finkelstein (Smuttynose Brewing Company)